What Will You Study
This programme is designed to equip graduates with the skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to enter careers in the banking and financial sectors – either on the corporate or the regulatory side – as well as consultancy and higher education. It is also a pathway to undertake a PhD.
Those studying on the programme will benefit from being taught by a mix of prominent academics and professionals in the field. With lectures and discussions supported by group work, presentations, statistical computer labs and case studies, you will gain an understanding of key issues related to the areas of monetary economics, the banking industry and financial markets.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Macroeconomics for Money, Banking and Finance
- Applied Econometrics
- International Money and Banking
- Microeconomics for Money, Banking and Finance
- Foundations of Financial Markets
- Principles of Financial Intermediation
- Market Risk Forecasting and Control
- Topics in Banking Regulation and Financial Stability
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Risk Management in Commercial Banking
- Behavioural Finance
- International Money and Finance
- Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Designed for: Numerate graduates seeking a career in the banking and financial sector
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in Economics, Finance or a related subject.
Your degree needs to have included the following modules: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mathematics including Calculus, Statistics and Probability
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:
English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes
4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: Please see our website
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The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.